150 Years Ago Today: St. Patrick’s Day in the Army of the Potomac

I wrote a piece this week for thejournal.ie, Ireland’s main online news website. The theme was the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the Army of the Potomac on 17th March 1863, which occurred 150 years ago today. In addition I hoped to raise awareness among Irish people of the scale of Irish involvement in the conflict, and the need for the country to take the opportunity of the sesquicentennial to remember those Irish involved. If you are interested in reading the piece you can find it by clicking here.

 

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Author:Damian Shiels

I am an archaeologist based in Ireland, specialising in conflict archaeology.

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